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Review: Costume Quest 2 (PlayStation 4)

Costume Quest 2 (PlayStation 4)

Trick or treat?

Costume Quest 2 is the latest game from lauded developer Double Fine, and is actually the firm’s first full-blown sequel to boot. The title depicts the continuing adventures of twins Reynold and Wren, as they combat a time travelling delinquent dentist determined to destroy Hallowe’en and its teeth-decaying deeds. Much like the...

News: Costume Quest 2 Really Will Skip Hallowe'en on PS4, PS3 in Europe

Costume Quest 2 Really Will Skip Hallowe'en on PS4, PS3 in Europe

No fun allowed

Y’know, if we worked at Double Fine, we’d probably be spitting our pumpkin pie all over the office carpet right now. Costume Quest 2 was announced for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this week – complete with exclusive Sackboy content no less – but when it was mentioned that SCEE hadn’t finalised a release date yet, we...

News: Double Fine Treats PS4, PS3 to Exclusive Sackboy Content in Costume Quest 2

Double Fine Treats PS4, PS3 to Exclusive Sackboy Content in Costume Quest 2

Knock and fun

It may seem like we’re playing tricks with you, but we can guarantee that we’re not – Sackboy really is joining the Costume Quest 2 cast on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Due out ahead of Hallowe’en in North America next week, Double Fine’s hotly anticipated knock and run sequel will allow you to dress up as Media...

News: Psychonauts Launches on PSN Next Week

Psychonauts Launches on PSN Next Week

Naut but good news

Double Fine’s memorable PlayStation 2 adventure Psychonauts is coming to the North American PlayStation Store on 28th August, platform holder Sony has announced. The unhinged adventure will launch as a bog-standard PS2 Classic, so don’t expect any fancy visual upgrades or Trophy support. There’s no word on a price tag just...

News: Minecraft Creator Makes Psychonauts 2 Offer

Minecraft Creator Makes Psychonauts 2 Offer

Through Twitter, of course

Earlier today, Double Fine Studios founder Tim Schafer told Digital Spy that he'd tried and failed, on multiple occasions, to find a publisher willing to support a sequel to Psychonauts. Released on PlayStation 2 back in 2005 to critical acclaim, the developer acknowledged that there was plenty of appetite for a follow-up...

News: Double Fine Teasing 'Multiple' Announcements In New Press Invites

Double Fine Teasing 'Multiple' Announcements In New Press Invites

Invitations sent out to the US press have hinted at multiple game reveals from creative powerhouse Double Fine

The October 14th event teased "six incredible products to behold" as well as "multiple exciting announcements". Double Fine's been pretty quiet on PlayStation 3 since the release of Costume Quest and Stacking on the PlayStation Network. We'd love to see more of that..

News: DoubleFine Announces Stacking For The PlayStation Network, Looks Bonkers

DoubleFine Announces Stacking For The PlayStation Network, Looks Bonkers

DoubleFine's announced the second game in their publishing partnership with THQ

The PlayStation Network title, Stacking, is pitched as “third-person adventure puzzle game, set in a diorama open-world environment against a 1930’s era backdrop”. It's already sounding awesome, right? The game involves Russian stacking dolls — seriously. The protagonist is tiny doll named Charlie Blackmore who can..

News: Costume Quest Nets "Grubbins On Ice" DLC In Time For Christmas

Costume Quest Nets "Grubbins On Ice" DLC In Time For Christmas

Double Fine's delightfully seasonal RPG adventure, Costume Quest, is set to get a fresh slice of DLC next month

The downloadable add-on, titled "Grubbins On Ice", takes the imaginative youngsters from the game's main campaign into the Narnia-esque realm of Repugia. The DLC will bring with it a bunch of new costumes and patterns, alongside several enhancements for the main game. An..

News: Ron Gilbert Hangs Out With Schafer And Company At Double Fine

Ron Gilbert Hangs Out With Schafer And Company At Double Fine

Legendary video game funny-man - and DeathSpank designer - Ron Gilbert has confirmed he's reunited with his old friend Tim Schafer at Double Fine

The duo were pivotal at LucasArts back in the day — but now are rocking out together on the Brutal Legend developers' tour-bus. Actually no - Ron's just borrowing Shafer's desk. “For the last couple of months Tim has been loaning me his desk here, as..

News: THQ Announces Partnership With Double Fine, Will Publish Studio's First Downloadable Title "Costume Quest"

THQ Announces Partnership With Double Fine, Will Publish Studio's First Downloadable Title "Costume Quest"

Wow, THQ are really gunning for the hardcore market aren't they? After the coup of Tomonobu Itagaki just before E3, you'd think they might be happy to rest on their laurels for a little why

Nuh-uh, they've just announced a deal to publish Costume Quest, the first downloadable title from Tim Schafer's studio Double Fine. Costume Quest will be the first of two downloadable games from Double Fine, the..

News: Playstation 3 Getting Free Brutal Legend DLC

Playstation 3 Getting Free Brutal Legend DLC

Tim Schafer's heavy-metal romp, Brutal Legend, is getting DLC this November 5th on Playstation 3

And if you download it within the first two weeks it hits the Playstation Store, you'll get it absolutely free. Why? "We love the PS3," EA's Brent Dady told the PlayStation Blog. The DLC is entitled "Tears Of Hextadon" and features two of those RTS maps that nobody who bought Brutal..

News: Activision Settles Lawsuit With Double Fine, Brutal Legend Unscathed

Activision Settles Lawsuit With Double Fine, Brutal Legend Unscathed

Associated Press are reporting Activision and Double Fine have settled outside of court regarding Brutal Legend, on the day they were supposed to present their arguments

Activision were hoping to delay the game but a tentative judge ruling suggested he was "not inclined" to do so. He also had some damning words for Activision's case. The exact details of the settlement are unknown, but..

News: Legal Battles Will Not Delay The Launch Of Brutal Legend

Legal Battles Will Not Delay The Launch Of Brutal Legend

Brutal Legend is involved in one mighty legal battle

On one hand Activision want to delay the game and sue Double Fine, on the other Double Fine want to sue Activision. It's all very messy. Still, good news for Double Fine, a tentative ruling in LA has denied the movement to stop the release of Brutal Legend. The legal dispute will take place on August 6th where it's believed that Activision are..

News: Double Fine Counter Activision's Lawsuit, Claim Activision Dropped The Game After Wanting To Convert It Into A Guitar Hero Sequel

Double Fine Counter Activision's Lawsuit, Claim Activision Dropped The Game After Wanting To Convert It Into A Guitar Hero Sequel

To be honest, we have no interest in law or the issues of copyright

However, following Activision's lawsuit against Double Fine regarding Brutal Legend comes an interesting snippet of information. Namely that according to DF Activision dropped the game because they wouldn't agree to it becoming a Guitar Hero sequel. Ooft. Anyway, apparently Double Fine have issued a counter-suit against Activision..

News: Download Festival Fans Smash Air Guitar World Record

Download Festival Fans Smash Air Guitar World Record

Good grief, this is why we're not excited over Brutal Legend

We hate metal, we hate Jack Black and we don't have a strange affinity Tim Schafer like everyone else seems to. Thus there's not much going for Brutal Legend in our opinion. Alas, different strokes for different folks and all, so we'll grit our teeth and write this piece about the pompous sleaze that is Download Festival. EA made lots of..

News: Activision Suing Double Fine Over Brutal Legend

Activision Suing Double Fine Over Brutal Legend

Yahoo are reporting that Brutal Legend developer Double Fine have received a lawsuit from Activision to "stop the release" of the game

Activision claim they have invested "roughly $15 million" into the game's development and that "it still has a valid contract to release the game". Double Fine transferred to Electronic Arts late last year. EA commented on Activision's legal..